The 2020 Democratic primary is all but finished at this point, with former Vice President Joe Biden reaching a fairly unsurpassable number of delegates in recent weeks.
Still, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders hangs in there, if for no other reason than to seek revenge for the evils done against him and his voters in 2016. In that contest, it was later discovered that rival Hillary Clinton has colluded with the DNC in order to rig the primaries against Sanders, thus alienating his massive voter base and costing Clinton the election.
Bernie isn’t much of a threat to Biden, at least as far as the nomination goes, but the former veep’s recent live performances have left much to be desired.
Biden is now looking to limit those appearances for fear of further exposing himself.
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday said it’s time for the Democratic primary to draw to a close and signaled a disinterest in participating in a final debate against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
“My focus is just dealing with this crisis right now,” Biden said at a virtual press conference. “I haven’t thought about any more debates. I think we’ve had enough debates. I think we should get on with this.”
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The remarks come a day after the Sanders campaign reiterated its intention to participate in the 12th debate of the primary cycle. Biden and Sanders are the only remaining candidates in the race.
“If there is a debate in April, he plans to be there,” Sanders spokesman Mike Casca said.
The Democratic Party will have a fine line to toe here, as canceling the last debate will almost certainly appear as though they’re catering to Biden. If the party loses the support of the Bernie Sanders bloc again, there is little doubt that President Trump will be reelected in a landslide.